K9 Bodie

K9 Bodie

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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K9 Bodie succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on May 18th, 2012, while attempting an apprehension of a wanted subject.

The man had been released from prison due to overcrowding and had an outstanding warrant for a felon in possession of a deadly weapon. The man fled from officers in a stolen vehicle and lead officers on a pursuit, that was ultimately terminated due to the dangers it posed to the community. The vehicle was located abandoned a short time later and the suspect was observed by a patrol officer walking in the area of Crocker Riverside Elementary School.

K9 Bodie and his handler responded to the area as the suspect and his girlfriend fled on foot. The male subject was chased into the backyard of 1111 Robertson Way, where the man turned and opened fire, striking Bodie in the face. Bodie's handler returned fire, killing the subject.

Bodie suffered a shattered jaw and 60% of tongue was severed. He died from complications of the wounds on November 8th, 2016.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 apprehension, parolee, stolen vehicle

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

“And ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God.” [Luke 3:6 ESV]

“For NOT ALL flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.” [1 Corinthians 15:39 ESV]

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” [Matthew 25:23 ESV]

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department [1974 – 1998]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
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Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

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